Friday, July 12, 2013

QoTD - Nation of Laws vs. Nation of Men Edition

QoTD highlighted in bold.  It's from John Ransom, nominally the financial columnist at Townhall in an article called "The Date Rape of America".   
In the late 1980s, when Leona Helmsley bragged that rich people didn’t pay taxes only little people did, prosecution quickly followed. She served time in jail for her braggadociosness. But today it’s almost as if Obama and his cronies rub our noses in it, and celebrate the fact that they get to decide who pays and who doesn’t pay.

If I learned anything from my study of the Soviet Union in the 1980s and 1990s it is this: You can't exercise that type of power without using some bayonets. And as Boris Yeltsin observed "You can create a throne of bayonets, you just can't sit on it for long." [emphasis added]
 Read it all.  Some of the comments are pretty worthwhile, too. 

1 comment:

  1. Pretty fair article, but I think that the author is a little conflicted.

    He purports to like the idea of Liberty ... but, he can't quite cast off his reliance upon the idea of "government".

    Can't have both.